Ok. So I take my buddy Dennis into the Trading Post last week and his long awaited Savage Long Range Hunter .308 is in. After glass, rings, sling et al, he's out $1700 US. He's happy but man! Times are tough and he is developing the same bad habit I have of walking into the Trading Post and finding another thing he can't live without. We are both disgusted at our each-own self indulgences.
Yesterday we happened into each other at the Post. He was buying a Springfield Armory XD-S compact .45 ACP pistol (a fine pistol and on that basis, I approve) and I was there to deal on a CZ 453 heavy barrel that had been on the rack, dusty, for seven years now. At $10 over the original dealer cost I can't pass it up. Dennis is plonking down $525 for his pistol. We look at each other from the opposite ends of the gun counter and we shake our heads. We are such addicts.
When the paperwork was done we agreed that as a New Year's Resolution, neither of us would buy any rifle or handgun (priced over $125 US) in 2013. No layaways. No nothing. The high dollar stuff is done with for a year. The one who violates the agreement has to pay the other $100 cash.
This is public notice that I have gone on the wagon, so to speak. ~Muir